Dementia, Alzheimers, Fundraising
Posted 19th May 2022
Summer is a fantastic time to get outside, enjoy the sunshine and fundraise for the fight against dementia. More than half of UK adults know someone who has been diagnosed with dementia and statistics show that globally, dementia is becoming more prevalent as the years go by.
Raising money for charities including Dementia UK, the Alzheimer’s Society and Age UK can make a real difference in the fight against dementia. Money raised for charities like these goes to help and support those living with dementia, provide life-changing care for families suffering from the disease and help fund research into treatments and prevention.
Here are 5 exciting dementia fundraising events happening this summer that you can get involved in.
The Lake District Challenge 11th/12th June
Dementia UK’s Lake District Challenge is a perfect way to raise money for dementia while enjoying England’s finest countryside. Test yourself on a fantastic challenge that’s suitable for all experience levels by walking, jogging or running through the Lake District. You can choose from either 100km, 51km or 28 km and trek through tough hills, Ambleside, a halfway point by Lake Windermere, forests and nature reserves - all with stunning views.
Your entry fee includes free food and drink at regular stops, plus support including medics, marshalls and massage. Celebrate at the finish line with a glass of fizz, t-shirt and a medal to commemorate your achievement.
London to Brighton Bike Ride 19th June
The London to Brighton Bike Ride is a 45 mile cycle ride from Clapham Common to Brighton Beachfront. Once out of London you’ll cycle along quiet lanes passing through Mitcham, Chipstead and Haywards Heath before taking on the challenge that is Ditchling Beacon - a mile-long climb to the top of the South Downs where you’ll be rewarded with amazing views.
The ride is open for everyone - from those who are new to cycling to regular riders. There are several official charity partners you can support through your ride including Alzheimer’s Research UK, Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia UK.
Tough Mudder Scotland 2nd/3rd July
Tough Mudder events are built on the foundation of teamwork and feature world class obstacles and of course mud! There’s a range of challenges available from 5Ks, 10Ks, 15Ks, endurance events and even children’s races.
With no podiums, winners or clocks to race against, it’s not about how fast you can cross the finish line but about accomplishing something almost as tough as you are. You can help support the fight against dementia by joining the Alzheimer’s Society’s team and raising money through your muddy challenge.
An Afternoon at Beaufort 9th September
If challenge races aren’t your cup of tea you can help the fight against dementia by spending an afternoon watching world-class polo and enjoying high-end dining at one of the oldest country polo clubs in the UK.
The Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘an Afternoon at Beaufort’ is running for its third year in a row and consists of a sparkling drinks reception, polo demonstration and lunch, action packed game of polo and finishing with a luxurious afternoon tea. It’s a great way to enjoy an afternoon with friends while also raising money for a worthy charity.
Watford Memory Walk 3rd September
Memory Walks are happening up and down the country this September. These family-friendly sponsored walks are a fantastic way to make a real difference to people affected by dementia and also to get your loved ones involved.
The Watford Memory Walk has two routes to choose from, a gentle 3.5km walk around the Cassiobury park suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs or a 9km walk through woodland paths and up some hills. Join a team or create your own and raise money by walking.
With so many exciting charity events taking place this summer there’s more ways than ever before to raise money for the fight against alzeimers and dementia. Grab your friends and family and start planning your summer fundraising event today.
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